Space hunter

Okay, it is no secret that I am in love with Scandinavian designers Alvhem.  Their designs that smartly maximizes space with an artsy flair never fail to tickle my fancy.  With so many changes coming in so fast (not that I’m complaining), I’ve been pretty much apartment hunting.

Or at least apartment style hunting.

Now, my default source is Freshome.  But lately, Goods Home Design has become quite an inspiration too.

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I found this floor plan on Pinterest and it is quite functional don’t you think?

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But all in all, Freshome will always be my Alvhem source.

What interested me in Goods Home Design was when they featured 3D floor plans by artists Dmitriy Schuka and Shako Gurgenidze.  Schuka puts more emphasis on recreation.  If I were to pursue yoga and him jiu jitsu more seriously, this design quite accommodating.

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I don’t really need a space to dry out skis, but a good place to disinfect gis and yoga mats are quite handy.

Personally though, I’m more of a Shako Gurgenidze fan.  The way he incorporated the great outdoors (or whatever would amount to an urban greenery) is much more compatible with how I envision our future to be.

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Adorable right?

I am yet to find the architect and designer of this final floor plan I’m showing you, but this has to be the most appropriate for us both.  The small room can either be a cool down room or an office for me and the dining spaces are perfect for small group hosting.

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Oh wow.  I just have apartments and housing in my head.  Haha.  The future holds a lot of promise, but if ever you decide to use any of these floor plans and designs for your remodeling, please do keep me posted.

Sources:
Goods Home Design
Freshome

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Ah, tis but a dream

There are things that I will not stop loving…. FRIENDS is one of them.

I have consistently professed my love for this show, mainly because no matter how low or down or pathetic I was feeling, one episode of FRIENDS can easily turn that frown upside down. Smart writing accompanied by memorable characters, FRIENDS for me is still the best comedy television show ever. EVERRRR.

And I was right to love Freshome too! Not only did it give me my favorite bathtub and the chicest small apartment, it also featured the apartment layout of my favorite show.

The dream? To live in the comfort of Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Come on. You have to admit that’s pretty good living!

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Joey and Chandler’s isn’t so bad too.

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Head here for the 10 floor plans of the most famous apartments in television. You’ll love it as much as I do.

A change is gonna come.  Wait for it. :)

I love Freshome

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older.  Recently, I’ve been looking at a lot of properties that I can invest in.  Some time last year, I started renting my own place and it wasn’t until my father passed away did I realize I’ve been throwing away my money.  I know. For people who thought I was that smart, think again.  Haha.

I’ve been browsing Freshome a lot, and it’s actually one of my favorite websites.  It’s filled with interior design ideas, modern architecture and bits of inspiration for those who was to DIY stylize their home.

Remember that egg bathtub I mentioned a while back?  Well, I still want it soooo bad.  Then I looked at Freshome again, and saw more things I want.

I seem to want too much.  But hey, a girl can dream right? :)

Take for example this small Swedish apartment featured in Alvhem.  Its fantastic design made 37.5 square meters matter so much.

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Everything is so white and quaint; perfect for a little lady like me.  I like the fact that it looks good enough for a couple to be in.  It does need a handful of manly touches but the way the space was utilized, it looks very easy to maintain.

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Did I tell you I love gray?  I just love gray tones.  They’re very relaxing and cozy.  The pops of color are just the right amount to make this small space very homey.

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Even the dining area is cute!  I’m now thinking of other seating alternatives to make dining more comfortable.  Steel legs may spell out sleek and minimalist, but they don’t really say “stay here and eat slowly.”  For those who know me well, eating for me is always a long activity.  That’s where conversations are at their best.

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I wonder if there will ever be smartly-utilized and chic stylized apartments in the Philippines like this one.  Like I said, a girl can dream right?

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For more design inspirations, head to Freshome.  Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

The Perfect Bathtub

I was browsing Freshome for some home ideas when I saw the most perfect bathtub ever.  Introducing the VOV Bathtub by Mastella Design.


According to Freshome:

The VOV Bathtub is made from a single block of white K-plan: a compact, smooth, resistant material that is pleasant to the touch and quick and easy to clean…. The VOV Bathtub was designed for the pleasure of a relaxing and regenerating bath.

And it comes in black too.

It’s just so chic and amazing and adorable and neat and everything!  I love this bathtub!

I wonder now if we have this in the Philippines.  Oh well. :)  If it’s not available here, I better start scratching those lottery tickets coz I gots me some tubs to gets!


And to be clear, I don’t mind having a bathroom that’s designed like this. :)

Images from Freshome

The Dynamic Tower

This is the Dynamic Tower in Dubai.  This is a planned architectural wonder, designed by David Fisher, will have each floor rotate uniquely and independently.  This will result in constantly changing shape, and I believe it is going to be a marvelous sight.

They said construction is supposed to finish (or begin) in late 2011.  Does anyone have any news regarding this one?  I’m quite psyched because it’s such a wonder.  I would love to see it with Dylan, and it’s close enough for a quick peek (along with a few hours of shopping too).  If you have any news, let me know. :)